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    #1 edamiga1

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    Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:51 PM

    I have a small case with a 60mm fan in it. The fan is plugged into the Gigabyte motherboard, but I have not control over the speed. It is spinning at full speen, and I would like it to spin at 30% speed. it is currently too loud...

    The Motherboard has auto fan control for the CPU, but nothing for the case. What is the simpliest/cheapest way to slow it down...
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    #2 no-control

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    Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:12 PM

    Multiple options

    I prefer actual controllers but have used resistors. Software never really worked for me.
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    #3 mrossco

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    Posted 14 December 2010 - 02:23 PM

    Consider just replacing the fan. I've had good luck with Scythe products as they come in all kinds of sizes and CFM/db combinations. I have an ITX case that sounds similar to yours. I replaced the case fan with this Scythe unit and have been very happy...

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185145
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    #4 analog

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    Posted 14 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

    Rewire for 5 volts:

    http://www.silentpcr...cle6-page1.html

    Yellow to black gives 12 volts, red to black gives 5 volts.

    See 4 pin peripheral power cable

    http://www.playtool....html#peripheral

    Make sure that the fan will spin up at 5 volts.
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    Posted 14 December 2010 - 06:19 PM

    Consider just replacing the fan. I've had good luck with Scythe products as they come in all kinds of sizes and CFM/db combinations. I have an ITX case that sounds similar to yours. I replaced the case fan with this Scythe unit and have been very happy...

    http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185145

    I'll 2nd the Scythe fans. I chose one for my HTPC because it is super quiet.
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